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GROSS, Yann

Yann GrossBorn in 1981 in Switzerland.

Lives and works in Switzerland.


He studied at the ECAL (Lausanne Cantonal School of Art). The main subjects of his work are questions of identity and escapism. In 2008, Yann was winner of the Photo Espana Descubrimientos (Discoveries) award. He was also named as one of the 13 emerging artists of the year by American Photo Magazine. His one-man shows include: Horizonville (Winterthur, Madrid, Vilnius, 2009), Lavina (Budapest, 2008) and Kitintale (Bienne and Breda, 2010; Paris, 2011).

In 2010, he won first-equal prize at the Hyères International Fashion & Photography Festival. The same year he was the recipient of the Swiss Federal Design Award for his series Kitintale. Yann Gross is a member of the photographers’ collective Piece of Cake. His book Horizonville was published by JRP|Ringier in 2010.


Yann Gross presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2011: Horizonville at the Grande Halle.The recipient of the Dummy Book Award at the Rencontres d’Arles 2015, his The Jungle Book was released in summer 2016.